Outdoor Sink

Susan Davia
by Susan Davia
2 Materials
4 Days

For when grilling or just washing hands, I wanted an outdoor sink. I saw the sink at our local swap meet, asked a friend for a log and searched till I found the right hardware. Waited till the wood seasoned a bit and then let the construction begin....

My $22 find at the local swap meet.

Another great find..brass dragon faucet.


My hunk of wood.

Location of sink to be.

The start of boring out the trunk, a place for the bowl to sit and in back another to run the drain hose.

A few parts needed.

Drain tube inserted into log.

Faucet attached to fence.

Check for water.

we removed some old decor and added pine swags instead

I had taken out the corner portion of the fencing to put in a french door to allow more light/sun to hit the plants

we simply removed the drain from the old sink and put it into the new sink

I loved my painted sink...unfortunately the hail destroyed it...so I replaced it with a honed rock sink

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  • Aileen young Aileen young on Apr 23, 2017
    where is the water coming from

  • Lois Gross Lois Gross on Aug 01, 2018

    How do you attach the faucet to the fence? We bought the same faucet and there are really not enough threads to go thru and clamp tight to the fence and also attach to a supply line.

  • Hope Hope on Feb 21, 2019

    is the water just draining into the ground through a french drain system or is the drain connected to your septic system?

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  • Judith Laurence Judith Laurence on May 14, 2017
    Brilliant use of materials and a sharp eye at thrifting? Thank you for sharing.

  • Janet AF Janet AF on Jan 31, 2018
    I like your stump pedestal but I think I would do a wound rope trim instead of the faux greenery maybe just my style taste but that is what first struck me.

    • Susan Davia Susan Davia on Jan 31, 2018
      that would give it more of a nautical look and I am more rustic lodge